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November 21, 2006 - Industry News

CFI Honors Drivers of the Month

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has announced its monthly driver award recipients for October 2006: • Company Driver of the Month: Francis Untiedt started driving for CFI in 1996

November 21, 2006 - Industry News

Chevron’s Lubricants U Offers Courses on Automotive and Industrial Greases

Chevron’s Lubricants University, an educational web site, is introducing two new courses, “Automotive Grease” and “Industrial Grease,” as part of its course catalog.

November 21, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference on Contract and Accident Litigation

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is sponsoring a lunch hour audio conference on Tuesday, Dec. 14 called “Contract and Accident Litigation Hazards and How to Address Them.” The audio conference will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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November 20, 2006 - Industry News

The Work Truck Show Features Ride-and-Drive, Pavilion and Summit

Work Truck Show 2007 attendees can take part in a Ride-and-Drive event on March 7–8, 2007, at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Ind., featuring the highest level of advancement in hybrid technology or alternative fuel applications

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November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Frame, Alignment Specialists Schedule Steering, Suspension Seminar

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) will host a recreational vehicle steering and suspension enhancements seminar March 28-29 in Elk River, Minn

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Dana Participating in WMU Vehicle Design Consortium

Dana Corp.’s Commercial Vehicle Systems group has joined a new consortium with Western Michigan University’s (WMU) College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Confab is Feb. 13-15 in LA

The 2007 engine and fuel regulations are finally here and the impacts of their implementation are reverberating throughout the heavy-duty vehicle industry. Yet even as it reaches this milestone, additional challenges –

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November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Hendrickson Sets Up Controls Business Unit

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Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems established a new business unit for pneumatic, mechanical and electronic controls with products including the TIREMAAX automatic tire inflation system

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Vans to Continue Freightliner Sprinter in U.S.

Dealers of DaimlerChrysler Vans (DCVans) will continue selling and servicing the Freightliner Sprinter cargo, passenger and cab/chassis vehicles in the United States, according to Pat Dougherty, president of DaimlerChrysler Vans LLC

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar: Extended Service Coverage, On-Time Promise to '07 Engine Buyers

Caterpillar announced this week it will offer a special coverage program on all 2007-model Cat engines with ACERT technology delivered to end-users in the U.S. or Canada during the first half of 2007 for commercial on-highway service.

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

GVT Creates Products to Improve Commercial Truck Performance

GT Development and Norgren’s Global Truck Group have combined forces in a new business unit called Global Vehicle Technologies (GVT) that to develop products for a broad range of heavy-duty truck cab/chassis and powertrain applications

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Trailer Fleet Orders Bendix Air Brake System

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC said components from its comprehensive line of trailer air brake systems have been added to a major food service distributor’s fleet of refrigerated trailers

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Owner-Operators Get $600 Appreciation Bonuses

Starting in January, Barr-Nunn Transportation will add to its Owner-Operator Pay Program with a $600 Appreciation Bonus. This bonus will be paid out every 60,000 safe miles that an owner-operator drives.

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Transportation Names Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Transportation LLC has announced that Jan Fetter of Florida is the winner of the November 2006 Bull Dog Award. Fetter is a CTL driver payroll veteran who just recently achieved her 15th anniversary with CTL

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Central Hauling Driver Wins Truck for Recruiting Efforts

Artemus Collins, a Central Hauling company driver from Amite, La., recently won an FLD Freightliner truck for recruiting the highest number of new drivers to either Central Hauling Company or its sister company, CalArk International.

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens $5.2 Million Bridgeport, N.J. Facility

Penske Truck Leasing is celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in Bridgeport, N.J., located on 508 Heron Drive. The 15,500-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, employing 20 associates,

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Bendix Recognized for Commercial Vehicle Safety System

Advanced safety technologies stemming from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ABS-6 antilock braking system platform have received attention from outside of the trucking industry

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Chevrolet Rank Highest in Satisfaction With Medium-Duty Trucks

Peterbilt ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty trucks, while Chevrolet ranks highest in medium-duty truck dealer service satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Named Nation’s Top Fleet for Loss Prevention

Roehl Transport recently won the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) top award for excellence in claims/ loss prevention. The Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company received the award,

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

Meritor WABCO Brake Standard on International Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has entered into an agreement with International Truck and Engine Corp. to supply its new hydraulic power brake system as standard equipment on select models of the truck maker's medium-duty models.

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

ALK Launches CoPilot Live | Laptop 10

ALK Technologies Inc., a worldwide developer of GPS navigation, mileage, mapping and route guidance software, has introduced version 10 of CoPilot Live for laptops and ultra mobile PCs (UMPCs).

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

DENSO Named Original Equipment Supplier of the Year

The National Pronto Association has awarded DENSO Sales California (DSCA) the Original Equipment Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented during the National Pronto Group's fall membership meeting.

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

QualComm Acquires nPhase

QualComm Inc. has acquired Chicago-based nPhase LLC, a provider of machine-to-machine solutions that allow enterprises to manage and monitor widely dispersed, fixed machine assets.

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor’s Kline Elected Chairman of HDMA

Dennis Kline, vice president of worldwide truck sales and marketing for ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Systems, Troy, Mich., has been elected 2007 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA)

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Fouts Bros. UD-GMC Inc. in Georgia

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas, has acquired Fouts Bros. UD-GMC Inc.

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